Coastal Structures

Because it is an ACEC, state licensing of water dependent structures requires consistency with an approved resource management plan.  Following a recommendation of the resource management plan, the Alliance developed permitting guidelines for docks and piers and for marsh walkways to guide local and state permitting decisions.

Dock and Pier Permitting Guidelines
March Walkway Permitting Guidelines

The Pleasant Bay Alliance developed Guidelines for Erosion Management in Pleasant Bay to assist property owners, Conservation Commissions and design professionals with evaluating options for managing shoreline erosion in Pleasant Bay. The guidelines seek to ensure that selected measures provide a means for property owners to manage erosion while sustaining the natural process of sediment erosion, transport and deposition needed for a healthy coastal system.